"A plate of apples, an open fire, and a 'jolly goode booke' are a fair substitute for heaven", vowed Barney. -L.M. Montgomery, 'The Blue Castle'
Monday, September 12, 2011
Canadian Fromage: Jean Nicollet, Geographically-Challenged Explorer
In this horrible instalment of the well-beloved CBC Heritage Minute series, gross stereotypes (particularly of First Nations' guides) abounds. The narration makes me LAUGH heartily, as does the horrible over-acting of "Jean Nicollet" and his befuddled portaging friend. [Added bonus: a mock Heritage Minute from This Hour Has 22 Minutes]
Favourite Youtube Comment: ""Jean Nicollet was wrong it was lake Michigan not the pacific, he never found china. In fact he didn't really find anything. Why did we even make this ad? I don't know.... Part of our heritage."
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